Now IT Industry is Covered Under ESMA

Government of Andhra pradesh issued an order on Tuesday regarding IT industry that IT software industry comprising of IT software, IT services and IT Enabled Services in the Information & Communication Technology sector will be covered under the Andhra Pradesh Essential Services Maintenance Act (ESMA), 1971.

Earlier National Association of Software and Service Companies (NASCOM),the industry’s representative body, said that agitations of Telangana weakened the business and pressured the image of ‘Brand Hyderabad’,in this year.

Some offices of IT companies were attacked in Hyderabad at the time of frequent bandhs. This affected the attendance of IT companies and this impacted on productivity and customer confidence.